Meet Fastvue Syslog

A Simple, Unlimited & Free Syslog Server for Windows.

Why log to text files?

Text logs are an open format. Your data is not locked within a vendor's proprietary database

Text logs have a low overhead. No need to run heavy database engines consuming valuable CPU and RAM resources.

Text logs are human readable and easy to search or grep.

Text logs are often accepted as evidence in legal proceedings.

Text logs compress well.

There are a large number of log analysis and reporting apps available that can parse text logs, such as WebSpy Vantage.

A simple, unlimited and free syslog server for Windows.

Logging syslog to text is still a huge pain point for many people. Although there are hundreds of solutions that collect, analyze and log syslog data, they are often very technical, difficult to set up and learn, and prohibitively expensive.

With Fastvue Syslog, we set out to provide a simple way to start logging all your syslog data in one place, without paying a cent.

Syslog to text

Detect incoming syslog data and automatically log the messages to organized text files.

Syslog Forwarding

Easily forward syslog messages to other syslog servers. No need to stop using your other syslog apps to start using Fastvue Syslog. Even if your devices only support a single syslog server.

Log statistics

Easily see the size of logs and archived logs, overall and per device.


Programatically retrieve statistics, logs and make settings changes via the Rest API. Read the API documentation

Automatic archiving

Fastvue Syslog Server automatically zips logs older than 30 days (configurable) and moves them to an archive folder, reducing disk space requirements.

SHA256 File Validation

Automatic SHA256 hash file for each log for validation.

Simple Web Interface

Access logs and archives, and configure Fastvue Syslog with an intuitive web interface.

Open Source UI

Make changes to the User Interface by cloning our open source GitHub repo.

Quick and easy setup

  • Set Listening Ports
  • Set log and archive paths
  • Automatically discover syslog sources
  • Done!

Simple, unlimited and free.

Log and organize all your syslog data on Windows, free. Yup, really!


WebSpy Vantage

Reporting on syslog text files

Now that logging syslog data to text is covered, the next logical step is to easily analyze and report on those text files.

WebSpy Vantage is an incredibly flexible log reporting framework enabling you automatically distribute the perfect reports to the right people in your organization.

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Fastvue Reporter

Dedicated reporting apps for the leading firewalls and web gateways

You don’t need to become a log analysis expert. That’s our job. We’ve created dedicated, streamlined reporting applications for the major web gateways and firewalls. All you need to do is read the reports!

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